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deb-conffiles(5) dpkg suite deb-conffiles(5)

NAME

deb-conffiles - package conffiles

SYNOPSIS

DEBIAN/conffiles

DESCRIPTION

A package declares its list of conffiles by including a conffiles file in its control archive (i.e. DEBIAN/conffiles during package creation).

This file contains a list of files, one per line. They should be listed as absolute pathnames, and should exist in the binary package, otherwise dpkg(1) will ignore them (although by default dpkg-deb(1) will refuse to build such binary packages). Trailing whitespace will be trimmed, and empty lines will be ignored.

EXAMPLE

 /etc/alternatives/README
 /etc/cron.daily/dpkg
 /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
 /etc/logrotate.d/dpkg

SEE ALSO

dpkg-deb(1), dpkg(1).
2020-07-08 1.20.5